Skills Assessment

So, my son/daughter are registered. Now what?

For players in Tee Ball, Coach Pitch Baseball and Coach Pitch Softball - we are hard at work creating your teams and assigning coaches. Please be patient, once this task is complete you will receive a call from your team's coach. You can expect contact during the second week of March. You will not go through tryouts.  

If you aren't sure you selected your child's correct uniform size, feel free to come to the skills assessment day to try them on!

2019 Spring Skills Assessment will be Saturday February 23rd at Haydu Park's Expo Building.  See the below times for your child's division.

Baseball:
               Coach Pitch: 10:00 am
               Player Pitch: 11:00 am
               Majors: 11:30 am
               Juniors: 11:45 am

Softball:
               Coach/Player Pitch: 1:00 pm
               Majors/Juniors: 1:30 pm

If you cannot make the skills assessment, we will have a backup date of February 19th at 7:30pm.

Please assure your son or daughter there is no "failing" in the Skills Assessment.  This is not tryouts. We use skills assessment to evaluate the best division for your child so they are playing with players with similar abilities and similar age. Since assessment can be more nerve-racking for parents than the Little Leaguer, here’s some info to ease you through the process. 

To get ready for the skills assessment, we certainly encourage you to play catch with them in the days leading up to it. On the day of the assessment, it is probably a good idea to throw the ball with them to get their arms loose prior to coming. At the assessment, we will have bats and helmets available for players to use during their skills demonstration. Players are welcome to bring their own as well. Players should bring their own baseball glove.

The skills assessment will be held at the Expo building at Haydu Park.  So it will happen Rain or Shine!.

Players registered to play at the minor level (player pitch) and higher are required to go through the draft process.  To support the draft process, team managers will evaluate each player's basic skills by watching them during a set of skill activities.

The assessment will involve five basic skills:
Running
Throwing
Fielding Ground Balls
Hitting (off of pitching machine)

Each player who is league age-eligible for the draft must attend one of the scheduled skills assessment to be considered for a any of our teams.  It is not necessary to attend both days. 

Once Skills Assessments are complete, the drafts will be held for team selections. 

We look forward to seeing you at the skills assessment.  If you have any questions not answered here, please send an email to the Kalama Little League Player's Agent.

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